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So, lately, I have gotten better at reading Fry's "Enough!" points, and Fry has started to trust me to send people and animals off when it gets to be too much. I have to get after her with other animals from time to time, but otherwise things are fine.

Anyway, I come back from the store today, and the kids who have been rideing up and down the block with thier electric scooters. She normally chases them through the fence, barking and the like. Still, it's all in good fun, or so I though. The kids tell me she growled and bared her teeth at them. (What she was doing out there without anyone to watch, I don't know.) Okay, that's wierd. She loves those kids, normally. Still, I invite them in (At this time, she's doing okay) We play some fetch (I have to beat it through my head to let me get the toy, because they try to chase her and she's like "WTF?" ) and she get s bit antsy.

Clearly, she's had enough. I send them off, but they refuse to leave her be. They stand in the fence, call to a dog thats ignoreing them, and feel hurt when she does so. They leave for a while, I'm like "Yay!" Then they come back, and press against the fence. I see exactly when they meant by growled at bark. She gives this high-pitched bark/growl, stepped foreward quikly, and steps back. Yep, she's had enough. I finally got them to go away by getting really, really rough. I felt bad afterwards, but they were going to get bit. After I got them to stop hassling her, I did manage to get them to understand.

I did manage to explain to the main culprit WHY she wanted them to leave her alone. It was like he'd been at a slumber party with all his freinds. When he gets home, he's so tired he doesn't really want to play with his friend right now, but the friend still wants to come over. His friend keeps bugging him, so he finally has to say "NO!"
 

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I once knew a dog that was ruined by what is happening to your dog.

The dog was in the back yard, and the neighborhood kids were coming through the alley and trying to "visit" with the dog. When the kids got no response, they upped the ante. They did convince the dog to respond, and it was all down hill from there.

I gather that there is usually someone there to watch over the dog? I gather it will be easier for you to bring the dog in rather than to run the kids off?

I would be inclined to try and manage the dog's environment, which is in your control, before I would try and manage the kids.

Just my opinion.
 

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Yep, normally someone's out there with her. I do try to call her in when she gets overwhelmed, but Fry wanted out and the kids have been going up and down the block all day, with no sign of stopping. I coul;dn't make them stop playing or Fry stay in, so I just made them leave her alone.
 

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Yep, normally someone's out there with her.

I do try to call her in when she gets overwhelmed, but Fry wanted out (If she is already overwhelmed, what is the logic in leaving/letting her outside?) and the kids have been going up and down the block all day, with no sign of stopping. So, you have no control over the kids.

I coul;dn't make them stop playing or Fry stay in, so I just made them leave her alone. This part makes no sense to me...
Are you saying that you cannot keep the dog in and are going to leave the dog outside, against her better interest?

You have no control over the kids. You have control over your dog...

Okay.
 
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